Entries by Matt McDonald

Abortion no longer criminal offence in Queensland after landmark vote

Laws to decriminalise abortion in Queensland have been passed by State Parliament. MPs voted 50-41 in favour of the legislation after sitting hours were extended to deal with the matter. Labor MPs rose to their feet and applauded while the public gallery erupted with cheers after the vote was announced. LNP Members Jann Stuckey, Tim […]

How Gold Coast MPs will vote on laws to decriminalise abortion in Queensland

Debate is continuing in State Parliament on laws to decriminalise abortion in Queensland. The laws will also establish safe zones around abortion clinics. A conscience vote is likely to be held on Thursday. Here’s how Gold Coast MPs plan to vote: ROS BATES, MP for MUDGEERABA (LNP) – NO “There are several details contained within […]

Council gives green light to controversial Main Beach development

Changes are set to be made to the Gold Coast City Plan after Council gave the green light to a controversial development at Main Beach. The 20-storey apartment building on Main Beach Parade was approved despite receiving more than 100 objections from local residents who claimed the building would destroy the beachfront ambience. Council’s Planning […]

Hundreds of Gold Coast homes without power

Hundreds of homes are without power across the Gold Coast. More than 1400 homes and businesses are blacked out in Hollywell, Paradise Point and Runaway Bay. Energex is currently investigating the cause of the power outage. Another 50 homes are also without power at Tamborine Mountain. Energex is currently undertaking some emergency repairs on electrical […]